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Northampton Accident Draws Crowds


NORTHAMPTON, MASS. (WGGB)-It looks like something out of a movie. The aftermath of Saturday’s accident is on display on Pleasant Street…yet it is anything but pleasant. “We were going to get Bueno y Sano and a couple of police officers, maybe 3 or 4, went pretty fast over here, followed by two fire trucks” said Hannalise Rivera-Lovett of Northampton.

Police say a man crashed into 9 parked cars at the Pleasant Journey used car dealership on Route 5 around 6 o’clock last night. The car also knocked out a telephone pole before flipping over. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get the driver out. When word spread about the crash, people just had to  see it for themselves—including Bill Whitehill. “First I came by earlier and I thought a freight train came through” said the Westfield resident. “We got a call from our mom who said it was crazy and to come down here and check it out” Hannalise added.

Police don’t believe alcohol was a factor, but they say driver was speeding. “Don’t speed on Route 5. The driving is horrendous. I can only imagine calling the insurance company tomorrow morning. Some sound advice.

The driver and passenger were not seriously hurt.

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